Military: Gunmen kill Pakistani UN peacekeeper in east Congo
A Pakistani soldier serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in a militant attack in the country's volatile east.
A group of six militants reached the United Nations' permanent operation base in the district of Minembwe, ostensibly to surrender their weapons as part of a U.N. initiative.
But the group's leader started firing indiscriminately.
A Pakistani soldier serving as a guard at the weapons surrender point was shot in the head.
Pakistani peacekeepers responded to the fire immediately.
The badly wounded soldier, identified only as 35-year-old Babar, was rushed to the nearest Pakistani army medical unit but he later died.